AN Italian food chain is about to open its second Scottish restaurant in Glasgow’s City Centre.

Franco Manca, which operates around 50 pizzeria in the UK and Italy including Edinburgh, has been granted a licence from the City Council.

It will be based at the former Oddbins at 93 Mitchell Street. The applicants appeared before the licensing board yesterday (Friday).

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Representative Jack Cummins said: “Franco Manca has existed since 2008 and it has been a very successful business.

“They recently opened a restaurant in Edinburgh so this would be its second Scottish venue. It is very affordable with pizzas from £5.

“We have requested an off licence section in case a customer wants to take something home with them. There is also a take away service.

“There will also be space for a DJ, Karaoke, food tasting, pizza demonstrations and wine tasting.”